42 CFR § 417.585 - Special rules: Hospice care.

§ 417.585 Special rules: Hospice care.

(a) No payment is made to an HMO or CMP on behalf of a Medicare enrollee who has elected hospice care under § 418.24 of this chapter except for the portion of the payment applicable to the additional benefits described in § 417.592. This no-payment rule is effective from the first day of the month following the month of election to receive hospice care, until the first day of the month following the month in which the enrollee resumes normal Medicare coverage.

(b) During the time the election is in effect, the HMO or CMP may bill CMS on a fee-for-service basis (subject to the usual Medicare rules of payment) but only for the following covered Medicare services:

(1) Services of the enrollee's attending physician if the physician is an employee or contractor of the HMO or CMP and is not employed by or under contract to the enrollee's hospice.

(2) Services not related to the treatment of the terminal condition for which the enrollee elected hospice care or a condition related to the terminal condition.

(3) Services furnished after the revocation or expiration of the enrollee's hospice election until the full monthly capitation payments begin again.

(c) Payment for hospice care services furnished to Medicare enrollees of an HMO or CMP is made to the Medicare-participating hospice elected by the enrollee.

[50 FR 1346, Jan. 10, 1985, as amended at 58 FR 38082, July 15, 1993; 60 FR 46232, Sept. 6, 1995]

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